When I think about curried chicken salad…which is not something I think about very often…I always think about when I was around 24 years old, living with two girlfriends in the best neighborhood, eating Whole Foods chicken salad almost every day for lunch. I’m curious how I figured out how to afford the $11.99/pound chicken salad at the time since I was making below poverty line income and had groceries to purchase in hopes of making recipes for you guys. Either way, I made it work. And I ate the sh*t out of curried chicken salad. Until I got food poisoning one day. Then I could barely even look at chicken salad, especially the yellow one. Now that I’m almost past 30 years old, I can finally stand to make it for myself. I’ll probably never purchase it from the store again, but I’m glad it’s back in my life. I almost forgot how much I love curry powder. I’m disappointed in myself.
Speaking of disappointment, can I rant for a hot second? No? Cool. I mentioned last week that we’ve started construction on our bathroom. It’s a pretty big job that will take over a month to get done. Especially now that I’m understanding everything takes forever to get in. Faucets? 6 weeks. Shower door? 6 weeks. Specific tile? 6 weeks. Manufacturers love that 6 week mark. And since I’m doing some shopping around, I continue to push that date further back with my indecision. But I thought this was especially weird – so my plumber recommended a specific company to purchase everything through. They have faucets, sinks, toilets, all that jazz. So I go in, pick the things I like and ask her to send me a quote. She says she doesn’t send the quote to me, she sends it to the plumbers who will then contact me and give me all the information. So I wait for that. Then I find out that the plumbers are going to purchase those items that day, without even telling me what the price is or asking me if they have permission to purchase those items. How sketchy is that?!
So now I’m refusing to even work with that company out of principle. You can’t just purchase everything and plan to install it without my permission. Have you ever heard of this?! They’ve been great plumbers, but WTF? Get outta here, you sketch balls. I already found another company that sent me an entire itemized quote with information on every single piece that I wanted. Why wouldn’t I go through them? I know nothing about construction or renovation, but I know I will absolutely 100% hire an interior designer next time. Sure, it will be a bit expensive, but I’ll still have hair left after the job is done. At this rate, half my hair will be gone in a month. Is it worth a new faucet? Hard to tell at the moment.
- 1 rotisserie chicken, peeled, diced and cooled
- 1/2 cup avocado oil mayo*
- 4 stalks of celery, diced
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup cashews, roughly chopped
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- freshly cracked black pepper
- 3 green onions, diced
- cilantro to taste, roughly chopped
- Place all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Mix to combined.
- Keep in the fridge to cool and help the flavors meld together!
- Serve with almond flour crackers, plantain chips or in a gluten free roll (this one is Against the Grain Gourmet)!
*These measurements are totally up to you. I like my chicken salad pretty creamy. You can always add more or less with these ingredients to fit your preference.
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